recording of Childhood
, by Leo Tolstoy, translated into English by C. J. Hogarth.
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, published in 1852, is the first novel in Leo Tolstoy's autobiographical trilogy, which also includes Boyhood
, and Youth
. Published when Tolstoy was twenty-three, the book gained immediate notice among Russian writers including Ivan Turgenev, and heralded the young Tolstoy as a major figure in Russian letters. Childhood
is an expressionist exploration of the internal life of a young boy, Nikolenka, and was a new form in Russian writing, mixing fact, fiction and emotions to render the moods and reactions of the narrator. Childhood
is Tolstoy's first published work. Translated into English by C. J. Hogarth.
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